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Arvada Livability #8 ranked city in Colorado#635 ranked city in the USARanks better than 97% of areas

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      Living in Arvada, CO

      Arvada, Colorado is a moderately-sized city with a population of 113,532 people. The majority of Arvada residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 78% of the population considered married and 62% with kids under the age of 18, Arvada could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      Living in Arvada can be a good experience for anyone relocating to the city. Having said that, in the state of Colorado, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! When searching for a new neighborhood, several factors play a vital role in determining its suitability. Safety should be a top priority, ensuring a secure environment with low crime rates. Proximity to your workplace or school helps minimize commuting time and allows for a better work-life balance. Availability of essential amenities such as parks, coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities contributes to convenience and well-being. Access to reliable public transportation options facilitates easy commuting and connectivity. Additionally, considering the sense of community and the overall atmosphere that resonates with your lifestyle and preferences fosters a harmonious living experience. To help you find the best places to live in and around Arvada, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, education, employment and more.

      Arvada, CO receives 83/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #8 in Colorado and #635 in the USA. Clearly, Arvada is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. This city is also ranked in the top 10 percentile of all cities across the USA. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Arvada ranks very well for amenities (A+), employment (A+) and housing (A+).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, shops, etc., Arvada has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the more notable entertainment options include: Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, Cussler Museum, and West Woods Golf Club.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Arvada can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category. A healthy real estate market can lead to wealth appreciation for property owners, as rising property values can contribute to homeowners' equity, financial stability and the ability to build long-term wealth.

      Arvada real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Arvada. The median home price for Arvada homes is $278,100, which is 5.1% higher than the Colorado average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Arvada, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.9, which is 7.1% lower than the Colorado average.

      Arvada transportation information

      Statistic Arvada Colorado National
      Average one way commute28min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.9%75.2%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.2%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.7%3.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%1.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.2%3.0%2.8%
      Working from home6.8%7.0%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Arvada, CO data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).